Gents Notes w/e Sun 28th June 2020

Let the Competitions Begin
The long wait is over and we are delighted to see a resumption of closed and open competitions at West Waterford GC. Golf’s protocol in Phase 3 will commence as scheduled on Monday 29th July. We have spent the last six weeks playing casual golf and becoming accustomed to the measures set out in the Government’s Roadmap for a phased return to golf. Players have had ample time to familiarize themselves with the protocol which of course continues to be observed on an ongoing basis. Our first competition takes place on Saturday and Sunday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th. This will be an 18 hole singles stableford played off the white markers.

New Regulations for Competition Entry
Those playing in the competition must book their tee times on the BRS booking system. All are required to have a current GUI number and a current handicap. For the moment players may play only once in any club competition. Re-entry is not allowed. Our touch screen computer may be used for player entry and for score returns. The sign-in desk in the hallway will be open and players are requested to enter via the front door and observe the distancing regulations indicated on the wall and floor signage. Only one person at a time may approach the sign-in desk. Having signed in using your own pen, please put your €7 entry fee in the envelopes provided and place n the competition entry box. A one way system is in operation and you are requested to exit the building via the side door. Extra sanitizing stations have been erected so please sanitize your hands on entering and leaving the building. Your full cooperation regarding health and safety regulations is essential to the successful operation of our club in the current climate.

Sat July 4th — Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford – White markers
Sun July 5th – Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford – White markers

A Message to our New Members
We would like to thank our new members for their cooperation in completing membership forms and returning the mandatory 3 cards for handicap. There are still a number of new members who have not returned cards and we would ask them to do so as soon as possible. Remember that in order to play in qualifying competitions you must have a GUI number and a playing handicap.
Book Early
With the return of qualifying competitions it is now essential to book your tee times well in advance, especially for weekend times.

Comeragh Oil League
We were well into the quarter final match-play stage of the League when we were forced to close due to Covid-19. The top eight teams had progressed to the quarter finals. Austin Spratt’s Team I and Jimmy Murphy’s Team L have already booked their places in the semi finals. Philip Spratt’s Team D hold a 4-2 lead over Percy Walsh’s Team H. The remaining matches here are: Pat Murphy vs Liam Hansbury and Ian O Sullivan vs Terry O Callaghan. In the remaining quarter final Maurice Hallahan’s Team C have a 3-1 advantage over David Condon’s Team G. The remaining matches here are: Brian Foley vs Clive Cooney, Ray Rochford vs Brian Hilliard, and Maurice Hallahan vs Tony Ruane. Those involved in outstanding matches have now been contacted and the deadline for completion of quarter final matches is Saturday 11th July.

Captain’s Prize 2020
We are delighted to announce that our captain Diarmuid Horgan has very kindly agreed to host his captain’s prize this year. A date has yet to be finalized, but it looks like this major event will be held in late September. This gives members ample time to return 3 qualifying cards required for participation in the captain’s prize.

Reciprocal Greenfee Arrangement with Dungarvan and Gold Coast Golf Clubs
Members are reminded that for many years now, the three golf clubs in Dungarvan have operated a reciprocal arrangement whereby from Monday to Friday, members of West Waterford can play Gold Coast or Dungarvan (or vice versa) for a reduced green fee of €15. This does not apply for competitions or on weekends. From Monday 29th June visitors may play together.

Key Points to Remember
Tee times must be booked in advance and all names must be on the timesheet .
A member bringing a guest must provide the name and contact no. for their guest and ensure relevant fee is paid prior to play.
Play in 2-ball, 3-ball or 4-balls
All play must start from the first tee – No cutting in.
Do not touch the flagstick. Use putter to lift pin and release the ball.
Use sanitizer provided to wipe hire- trollies and buggies
Emergency toilet and hand wash at far side of clubhouse.
Use the toilet facilities before you leave home
Bring your own hydration/food to the course
Bring your own hand sanitizer to the course & use regularly during round
Maintain 2 metre social distance at all times
Juniors under-18 must be accompanied by an adult

We offer our condolences to Mick Connolly and the extended family on the passing of his brother. May James Rest in Peace.